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Lone Star Steakhouse Reviews

Updated June 7, 2017
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Patrick A. (Pat) Droesch
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Pros
  • All in all, a very great place to work, just a little difficult to move up without relocating (in 4 reviews)

  • steady income, friendly atmosphere (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • No quality of life, company has no direction (in 3 reviews)

  • No quality of life for secondary managers (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lone Star Steakhouse full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work will. Everyone likes the patients and it is a nice environment. It is a long process to get on with the company.

    Cons

    The interview process is long. They ask bunch of questions that are not pertaining to the job. The task lady was rather rude and continue to call me.

    Advice to Management

    Screen the people in the talent source information better. They need social skills. That is part of their job. Isn't it?


  2. "Lone Star Steakhouse gone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lone Star Steakhouse full-time

    Pros

    Nothing good to say about company.

    Cons

    Unstable company, shutting down many locations. They closed all of California Restaurants

  3. "Great management at local steakhouse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lone Star Steakhouse part-time

    Pros

    The management team was always so supportive

    Cons

    We were limited to only three tables most of the time as servers

    Advice to Management

    Keep up on regular training meetings


  4. "Hated it."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lone Star Steakhouse part-time

    Pros

    Quick gas money to get you by.

    Cons

    Too many servers and not enough hours.


  5. "Failing Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Elsinore, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Elsinore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lone Star Steakhouse part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I liked the in-house management personally. The nature of the job in it's field usually allows for flexibility.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, a lack of consistency and support from the higher ups often going as far as to leave them completely in the dark with some pretty huge information, resulted in messy situations quite often(such as elimination of management positions for veteran managers, store hour changes, menu changes, and ultimately location closing).

    Advice to Management

    If the company is not successful enough to be a chain, go back to down to basics until a better situation can be figured out with efficient management and planning so that the company has several back-up plans and solutions in the events leading up to a major shut down.


  6. "Casual Dining Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lone Star Steakhouse full-time

    Pros

    Great people and positive environment.

    Cons

    Outdated buildings and strong business decline.


  7. "I loved my job."

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    Former Employee - Host/Hostess in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Host/Hostess in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Lone Star Steakhouse part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Lone Star Steakhouse was fun. I enjoyed meeting new people.

    Cons

    Scheduling could have been done better. There was a lot of drama and there were some people who didn't like working as a team.

  8. "The company is going under. They have closed 9 stores in a year."

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    Former Employee - Service Manager in Clayton, NC
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Clayton, NC
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lone Star Steakhouse full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well I can't think of any good things to say about this company. The place is dirty and needs a remodel. Go somewhere else to spend your money. They have went from a 4 manager team to a 2 manager team.

    Cons

    They buy horrible meat and try to sell it at premium price. If you go eat here you are going to wait a long time for your food and awful service.

    Advice to Management

    Just close! They can't pay their bills. I was told to hold bills for 6 months so we could look good on our P&L so they can try and sell the company.


  9. "Been there for 4 years, it's had its ups and downs, but it's one of the best things to happen to me!"

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    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Statesville, NC
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Statesville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lone Star Steakhouse full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hands down, the people I work with make a great work experience. I've seen a lot come and go, but those who remained have been like family.

    Cons

    Corporate is stingy, does not seem to care about its employees. Too many in house changes that guests can't keep up with.

    Advice to Management

    My management team is perfect, but I've seen others who just don't have common sense.


  10. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lone Star Steakhouse part-time

    Pros

    A fun working environment and a fast paced daily routine. I loved working at this company and learned a lot of things from it.

    Cons

    They closed down almost all the locations without notice till the Day of for all their eomokiwex.


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